This was a blah week for me. I worked on the borders for the Fig Tree Club quilt, Cobble Stones, but I didn't finish them. I was hoping to get the backing busted. I'll probably get it all finished up today and on the stash report next week.
This week I'm definitely tackling those mitered borders. No more procrastinating. And the last thing in the to-do pile next to my cutting table is the Heritage quilt top that I want to add an additional border on. It needs to be squared up and I'll have to take it to the quilt shop for that. That backing will be a bust also.
I'm ready to sew some really small quilts, 16 x 20. Should be able to get those sewn up in no time flat! These are from the Lori Smith pattern "Reproduction Fabrics Two." I stopped by The Fabric Patch yesterday after a two-year hiatus, and there were some friends there working on them. Got me all inspired! And, no, I didn't buy one single thing while I was in the store. I'm good, darn it!
However ... gosh, how did we know THAT was coming? ... seven yards landed from The Fat Quarter Shop. I have been collecting small cuts of Blackbird Designs fabrics over the past couple of years. The pieces that look like cross-stitch panels. Garden Party has arrived at the FQS, so I picked up seven yards of those pieces. I love using these in applique, for backgrounds and even fussy cutting some for the applique. From time to time I've seen other designers with these pieces in their collection, but Blackbird does it best!
Spent all morning yesterday at the dealership getting things done on my car, oil change, the 30K checkup, and front brake pads. I managed to get about a third of a binding stitched down while I was waiting, so time was not wasted. Until I got home. Then I wasted the rest of the day.
Pictures later of Penny's birthday. She still thinks she's celebrating, I guess. She's SO BAD! LOL.
Busted: 76.625 yards
Purchased: 66.625 yards
Net YTD: 10.0 yards busted
Not where I wanted to be at this point in the year, but at least I'm still in the black.